I've been reading this m4/3 forum and thinking about jumping into The World of M4/3 for about a year now, and finally went and got a Panasonic GH1 with the 14-140 kit lens (as a possible frequent replacement for my larger & heavier Nikon D300 with the 18-200 VR lens). My question is...
I'm still using CS3, and waiting until CS5 comes out to upgrade. I'm accustomed to using ACR as my raw converter. However, I can't figure out any way to use it for the GH1. The CS3 version of ACR is too old to know how to read the raws. The CS4 version of ACR doesn't work with CS3. I tried converting the raws to DNGs with the latest version of Adobe's DNG converter, but then my older ACR can't seem to read the newer DNGs. I tried converting the raws with the older (CS3-age) version of the DNG converter, but it couldn't seem to read the raws. I think I'm stuck. If there any alternative I'm missing???
The camera came with a full version of Silkypix, but I'd hate to have to learn yet another raw converter only to go back to ACR when CS5 comes out (which may be pretty soon, according to net rumors).
Any other suggestions? Is Silkypix better than ACR for converting GH1 raws anyway, so I should just use it?
P.S. I skimmed a tutorial on Silkypix, and some of the names for things and the translations seem completely off the wall... "tastes"? "cloakroom"?